Android security patch Stories November 3

The November security patch was announced on Monday as the first update to Android 12 following its launch a few weeks earlier. This update includes a series of bug fixes, but Pixel owners that are still on the Android Beta Program have yet to receive the November release until they opt out.

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Android security patch Stories November 1

The first update to Android 12 is rolling out today with the November security patch for the Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.

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Android security patch Stories October 19

Android 12 with October security patch live, download Pixel factory images & OTAs

Alongside the new phones, Google today is launching Android 12 for current Pixel devices. In addition to Material You, revamped Quick Settings, and a slew of other Android 12 additions, it features the October security patch. If it hasn’t rolled out to your device yet, Google just posted the official OTA and factory images.

Android security patch Stories October 4

Android 12 is not launching today. As such, we only have the October security patch with another Android 11 update for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, and Pixel 5a.

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Android security patch Stories September 7

With Beta 4.1, Android 12 is almost ready to launch, but until then Android 11 with the September security patch is now available for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, and Pixel 5a.

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Android security patch Stories August 26

With the Pixel 5a officially launching in the US and Japan today, Google has published the Android 11 factory images for customers that have already received the phone.

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Android security patch Stories August 2

While the Android 12 Beta has improved in stability over recent releases, Android 11 still provides the most reliable experience. Google is now rolling out the August security patch for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5.

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Android security patch Stories July 7

As the next major version of Google’s mobile OS progresses through the Beta Program, Android 11 remains the stable release throughout the summer. Google is now rolling out a more quiet July security patch to address bugs on the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5.

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Android security patch Stories July 1

A new month getting under way means that a new security patch is about to launch for Android devices. However, the July security update will be rolling out later than usual to Google Pixel phones.

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Android security patch Stories June 7

While the first beta of Google’s next mobile operating system is now available, Android 11 remains the stable release for the next few months. Google is rolling out the June security patch with a Feature Drop to the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5 today.

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Android security patch Stories May 3

Ahead of the first Android 12 Beta later this month, Google is rolling out the May security patch to address bugs on the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5.

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Android security patch Stories April 5

While not as packed as last month’s quiet Feature Drop, the April security patch is rolling out today to address bugs on the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5.

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Android security patch Stories March 1

The next software update for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 is now available. Coinciding with a Pixel Feature Drop, the March security patch also includes the usual set of bug fixes.

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Android security patch Stories February 1

The second software update of 2021 for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5 was released today. This February security patch contains the usual set of bug fixes.

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Android security patch Stories January 4

Google today is releasing the first software update of 2021 for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5. The January security patch follows last month’s sizable Pixel Feature Drop.

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Android security patch Stories December 7, 2020

The last Pixel software update for 2020 is rolling out today with the December security patch. It’s rolling out for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5..

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Android security patch Stories November 2, 2020

This year’s penultimate Pixel software update is rolling out today with the November security patch. It’s rolling out for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5.

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Android security patch Stories October 5, 2020

Following last month’s launch, the first update to Android 11 is rolling out today with the October security patch. It’s available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4a.

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Android security patch Stories September 8, 2020

Google today launched Android 11 for the latest Pixel phones. In addition to new media controls and smart device controls, it features the September security patch. If it hasn’t rolled out to your device, Google has posted the official OTA and factory images.

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Android security patch Stories August 3, 2020

The Android 11 Beta is now well underway with a final release set for later in Q3. Until then, the August security patch is rolling out with the next stable update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4.

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Android security patch Stories July 6, 2020

Following the first Android 11 Beta last month, the next stable update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 family of devices is rolling out. The July security patch contains the usual set of bug fixes.

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Android security patch Stories June 1, 2020

The next stable Android 10 update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 family of devices is rolling out. The June security patch contains the usual big fixes and the quarterly Pixel Feature Drop.

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Android security patch Stories May 4, 2020

Ahead of the first Android 11 Beta later this month, the next stable update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 family of devices is rolling out. The May security patch contains the usual set of security fixes. expand full story

Android security patch Stories April 6, 2020

With the year well underway, the next update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 family of devices is rolling out. The April security patch contains the usual big and security fixes after last month’s feature drop.

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Android security patch Stories March 6, 2020

The latest Android 10 update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 is rolling out today, but somewhat overshadowed by the Android 11 Developer Preview. The March security patch contains the second Pixel Feature Drop.

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Android security patch Stories February 3, 2020

Google this morning is rolling out the second update of the year for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 family of devices. The February security patch contains the usual set of bug fixes.

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Android security patch Stories January 6, 2020

The January security patch is rolling out this morning with a number of Pixel functional updates. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL fixes cover the new Google Assistant and color shifting at lower brightness, while the smooth display now supports WeChat.

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The first update of 2020 is rolling out this morning to the Pixel 2 and newer Google phones. Factory/OTA images now available, the January security patch makes the usual bug and security fixes.

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Android security patch Stories December 10, 2019

The last update of 2019 is rolling out this morning to all Google phones, including — for one last time — the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Rolling out with factory/OTA images now available, the December security patch makes the usual bug and security fixes.

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Android security patch Stories December 9, 2019

This month, the December security patch was uncharacteristically delayed for the latest Made by Google phones. A week later, the first reports of the OTA rolling out are coming in.

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Android security patch Stories December 2, 2019

This month’s security patch for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be uncharacteristically delayed until next week. However, Google has gone ahead and detailed the December Pixel 4 update today, including the slew of fixes it will include.

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Android security patch Stories November 4, 2019

Google this morning announced the first major update for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL since last month’s launch. Rolling out today with factory/OTA images now available, the November security patch makes the usual bug and security fixes.

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Android security patch Stories October 31, 2019

‘Googler-only’ November OTA rolls out to some Pixel 3 devices

While the November security patch is officially expected on Monday, some Pixel 3 XL owners this afternoon have already received the update. These devices have accidentally been included in a Googler-only internal OTA.

Android security patch Stories October 7, 2019

Android 10 is seeing its first — majorpost-launch update with the October security patch. This release today is rolling out to all Pixel phones and includes the usual set of bug fixes.

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Android security patch Stories September 24, 2019

Google today [September 3] announced Android 10’s launch on all Pixel phones. In addition to gesture navigation and system-wide Dark theme, it features the September security patch. If it hasn’t rolled out to your device, Google has posted the official OTA and factory images.

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Android security patch Stories August 5, 2019

Before Android Q launches sometime this quarter, Pixel devices are receiving at least one more 9.0 Pie update alongside the August security patch. It contains the usual bug fixes, with factory images and OTAs now available.

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Android security patch Stories July 1, 2019

The July security patch is widely rolling out today following some Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL units receiving a Googler-only OTA two weeks ago. It features the usual collection of bug fixes, with factory images and OTAs now available.

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Android security patch Stories June 3, 2019

The June security patch marks the first update for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL that launched at I/O 2019 in May with a March build of Android 9 Pie. Rolling out today, there are also four functional updates for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.

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Android security patch Stories May 6, 2019

Ahead of I/O 2019 and the next Android Q Beta, the May security patch is now rolling out to Pixel phones. There are no functional updates for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this month.

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Android security patch Stories April 1, 2019

The monthly Android security patch continues to deliver functional updates to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. In April, Google addressed a complaint related to the screen flashing bright white when waking from the ambient display. There are also connectivity-related fixes, even for the original Pixel.

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Following last month’s update with functional updates for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the April security patch is now rolling out to Pixel phones. The latest Made by Google devices continue to see Bluetooth and AOD-related improvements.

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Android security patch Stories March 4, 2019

The March security patch is rolling out today with the usual vulnerability fixes, but also addresses a number of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL issues. Notably, this functional update should improve camera and storage performance, as well as Bluetooth reliability.

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Following last month’s update with tweaks to the About menu and coinciding with the ability to schedule update restarts, the March security patch is now rolling out to Pixel devices. In addition to vulnerability fixes, this version makes several improvements to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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Android security patch Stories February 4, 2019

The February security patch rolled out this morning to all Pixel phones running Android 9 Pie. Google opted not to provide a list of included functional updates — only noting “improvements to various parts” of Android — but there are a handful of user-facing changes this month.

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With 2019 well under way, Google today released the February security patch for the Pixel phone lineup, as well as the Pixel C tablet. However, Google did not provide a list of the functional updates for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this month.

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Android security patch Stories January 7, 2019

Last month’s OTA update addressed a number of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL problems, including RAM management and related camera performance bugs. The January security patch is rolling out today and continues to resolve issues, namely one related to video recording.

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Android security patch Stories December 4, 2018

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received its first update to address a handful of bugs with last month’s security patchSince then, more issues have arisen, with the December security patch rolling out today to address them. Meanwhile the Nexus 5X and 6P are still receiving updates for this month.

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Android security patch Stories November 19, 2018

The November security patch marks the third update to Android 9 Pie since its August release, and is the first for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that launched last month.

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